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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,862 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,862
Reviews: 1,998
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 375
Gots: 858 | FT: 28
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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Photo of samtrillo
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Nose smells of rich caramel and some pine hoppiness. Reminds me of an American barleywine.

Taste is very similar but a little more bitter than expecting, but I like how it balances out the rich sweet candied dark fruit and caramel malt. It definitely comes as an American barleywine; in mouthfeel, too. Very viscous and bit syrupy. It's something you have to get into. I happen to enjoy that style of mouthfeel. The alcohol is well masked by the malt and hop presence. An awesome beer.

samtrillo, Nov 13, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -4%

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4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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John213, Nov 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

mja234555, Nov 11, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Perfectly balanced beer, the aging process really sets this one off! Great!

BadmouthBrews, Nov 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

mjc3151, Nov 10, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

This beer is a revelation. Tons of caramel/butterscotch, and tons of hops. If someone told me this had been barreled, I'd believe it—it's got pronounced alcohol notes, but is incredibly smooth, and there are definitely hints of what could be (but aren't actually) oak and bourbon. Incredibly solid.

neurobot01, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Tap from Maltitude. Pours cloudy amber with white head. Aroma of floral hops. Flavor of bitter hops, caramel, and more hops. Bitter hoppy finish. Very tasty.

ttroha, Nov 09, 2014
Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,862 ratings.